Thursday, August 25, 2005

Remember the "Redneck" discussion?

Pete just posted this in the comments on the Redneck entry.
I think it's fucking brilliant.

I'm especially impressed that he managed to read the damn thing, in its current state of template-mucking garish bright-yellow-on-light-gray semi-invisibility.
Pete said...

> You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the
> phrase, "One nation, under God."

You might be a liberal if: You respect Americans of all cultures.

> You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10
> Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a liberal if: You believe passionately in your own faith, but would never dream of pushing it on someone else.

> You might be a redneck if: You still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter
> Festival."

You might be a liberal if: You know that it doesn't matter what you call it, it's about love, family and giving.

> You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays.


You might be a liberal if: You bow your head when a Christian prays, you turn to face Mecca when a Muslim prays, and you respect people who don't want to pray at all.

> You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart
> when they play the National Anthem.

You might be a liberal if: You have such a strong sense of pride in your country that you don't get upset if people don't do things your way.

> You might be a redneck if: You treat Viet Nam vets with great respect, and
> always have.

You might be a liberal if: You are proud of the men and women who fought for America, and allow yourself to question whether they needed to die.

> You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag.

You might be a liberal if: You believe the part in the Bible about idol worship, and understand that the flag is just a symbol.

> You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid
> to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a liberal if: You have enough humility to listen to other people's opinions and aren't afraid when they're different from yours.

> You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and expect your
> kids to do the same.

You might be a liberal if: You respect people of all ages and expect your kids to do the same.

> You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

You might be a liberal if: You actually have given money to a friend in the last week.




Thanks, Pete.


4 comments:

Natalia said...

Woohoo...that's brilliant stuff really. I am all about being a liberal. Some things get to me but I also respect people's freedom to do and say becuase I don't want my freedoms revoked.

-N

Dawno said...

Good retort Pete! I found myself agreeing with everything and I'm a centrist leaning towards conservative. I swear I need a new label.

jason evans said...

Sometime I think the definition of a liberal is the ability to truly see the world from another person's viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

I like Pete's thinking. Can we clone him?